The Gift of Christmas

The Novella Range
Narrated by: Michael Baker
Series: The Novella Range, Book 5
Length: 43 mins
3.3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Before... A young woman cycles precariously through a snowy wonderland, carrying the most precious gift of all...

After... A troubled family encounter a stranger on the bleakest of Christmas Eves - a man who knows far more about them than he possibly could. And what exactly is this "gift of Christmas" he so reverently speaks of...?

©2014 Ian Shimwell (P)2014 Ian Shimwell

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Artistic license in a story about Jesus

Warning contains spoilers!!!! The story tells what would happen if Jesus comes to visit a dysfunctional family on Christmas. The author took a lot of artistic license in the character of Jesus. Things I liked: the idea of how Jesus would interact with people and the overall writing style. The biggest things I didn’t like was the actual interaction the Jesus character with the people, for example the husband is cheating on the wife, instead of telling him the marriage bed is meant to be honored or saying it is a sin to commit adultery he is seems to brush it aside. The author could have also said “go but sin no more” to link it to the story of the woman caught in adultery. Also the theology is way off in regards to judgment day. If those two things don’t bother you then it’s a good story.

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Beautiful Story & Narration

An angel, drops a snowflake on a shoulder of a young girl. Boy knew there was a special gift coming from the angel, and from the father’s workplace. A box, heavy, a ball, this is my most precious thing I have made. Curious he looks at father, and the angel, the gift of the world. Beautiful story, and narration. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.